From herds of mustang on the North American plains to the hardy Brumby of Australia, throughout the globe there are horses that roam free. This book includes stories of these breeds: their history, the landscape they live in, how they survive and the efforts made to protect them.
From herds of mustang on the North American plains to the hardy Brumby of Australia, throughout the globe there are horses that roam free. Discover a whole new world and read the fascinating stories of these breeds: their history, the landscape they live in, how they survive and the efforts made to protect them. Each breed is illustrated with stunning photography that captures the true nature of these beautiful creatures.
Introduction. The evolution of the horse; The spread of horses around the world; The survival and future of wild breeds; North America. Abaco Barb - Bahamas; Chincoteague Pony - Virginia; Banker Horse - North Carolina; Florida Cracker Horse - Florida; Sulphur Springs Mustang - Southwestern Utah; Comstock Wild Horse - Nevada; Coyote Canyon Horse - California; Pryor Mountain Horse - Montana; Free-roaming Horse of Santa Cruz Island - California; Kiger Mustang - Pacific North-West; Spanish Colonial Mustang - Arizona; Nokota; Sable Island Horse; South America. Criollo - Ecuador, Uruguay and Argentina; Europe. Asturian (Asturcon) - Northern Spain; Cephalonia Wild Horse - Greece; Dales Pony - Northern England; Dartmoor Pony - Southern England; Dulmen Pony - Germany; Eriskay Pony - Scotland; Exmoor Pony - Southern England; Fell Pony - Northern England; Camargue - Southern France; Merens Pony - Pyrenees; New Forest Pony - Southern England; Tarpan/Heck Horse - Germany; Sorraia Horse - Spain and Portugal; Galician Pony - Northern Spain; Skyrian Pony - Greece; Pottok Pony - Southwestern France; Asia. Przewalski Horse - Mongolia; Riwoche - Tibet; Africa. Namib Wild Horse - Namibia; Australasia. Brumby - South-eastern Australia; Kaimanawa - New Zealand;